Friday Random Ten – the Snowpocalypse part 30454 edition

There’s a huge snowstorm in New York right now, and it’s making me wish I was still in the southern hemisphere. Ugh. Anyone having a better Friday?

The Friday Video this week is a song that I’ve been a little obsessed with for the past few months — I admittedly think the TI version is the jam, even if it’s not the most feminist thing in the world, but having a lady sing it? In a really fun sex-positive video where she works at Toys in Babeland and her customers include Daniel V from Project Runway and Andy from Weeds? Love.

Now, the Ten. Add yours in the comments.

1. The Pogues – Fiesta
2. Mike Wexler – Pneuma
3. Tom Waits – How’s It Gonna End?
4. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Man
5. Sally Shapiro – Time to Let Go
6. Santogold – Starstruck
7. Sufjan Stevens – Size Too Small
8. Mos Def & Faith Evans – Brown Sugar
9. Voxtrot – Blood Red Blood
10. Bon Iver – Skinny Love


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12 comments for “Friday Random Ten – the Snowpocalypse part 30454 edition

  1. melancholia
    February 26, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    What is “sex positive?” I’ve heard this but never really knew what it meant. Anybody?

  2. February 26, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    Ah glorious return of the Haywood Jablome joke, as seen on 6ft Under!

    I must admit I don’t really understand the point of the Anya Marina cover, it just seems to be like, “Hey I’m waifish and not at all like a black man!” which is not, in and of itself hilarious to me.

  3. Chocolate Tort
    February 26, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    Awww, this was adorable! The lesbian couple was too cute, with the one looked a little bit scared by whatever thing her partner picked up. I just went to Babeland a couple of months ago for the first time, and it really was just as warm and inviting as it looks. I’m going to have this in my head all day!

  4. February 26, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    1.Lost Dogs-Wild Ride
    2.Nada Surf-Where Is My Mind?
    3.Yael Naim-Too Long
    4.Embrace-Hooligan
    5.Dead Kennedys-Pull My Strings
    6.Bob Dylan-Lets Stick Together
    7.Sarah McLachlan-Good Enough
    8.Five Iron Frenzy-Most Likely to Succeed
    9.The Choir-Kissers and Killers
    10.Kanye West-Jesus Walks

  5. February 26, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    1. St. Vincent – Black Rainbow
    2. Faun Fables – Joshua
    3. Sparklehorse – Dog Door
    4. Rhapsody – Holy Thunderforce
    5. Fantomas – Twin Peaks:Fire Walk With Me
    6. Heavy Trash – The Loveless
    7. Broadcast – Ominous Cloud
    8. Porcupine Tree – Signify
    9. NoMeansNo – Long Days
    10. The Rezillos – Getting Me Down

  6. tereska
    February 26, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    make the snow stoooppp. all my friends had snow days but me :(
    1.solidarity- black uhuru
    2.Que Dolor- Fanfare Ciocarlia
    3.Now you’ve got something to die for-Lamb of God
    4. Tempo no tempo-Os Mutantes
    5. Killing in the name- RATM
    6. Nosliw Pilf- World/Inferno friendship society
    7.Radio Bemba-Manu Chao
    8.Lowlands of Bagdad- Zydepunks
    9.1977- The Clash
    10.Estampida- Ska-p

  7. Bushfire
    February 26, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    When you know you’re going to get snowed in, just buy some Bailey’s. Then you’ll want the snow to fall!

  8. Dana
    February 26, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    Chocolate Tort – the second toy picked up by the lesbian woman with the short haircut was a Bloomy, an anal toy from Fun Factory. :D

    Love the video (the fact that the only not-white person in it was stealing made me uncomfortable, but otherwise) on many levels! It’s pretty, how it sounds and how it looks, it’s sexy, and her singing it without any changed words was excellent. Like talking about having that “big boy in your life” and panning to dildos. Excellent! lol

    What is “sex positive?” I’ve heard this but never really knew what it meant. Anybody?

    Sex-positive pretty much means supportive of all and any sexuality that is consensual. Often used to mean a feminist who supports whatever sexual flavour one prefers, as opposed to viewing certain sex acts as innately wrong/patriarchal.

    In this case it means more she’s supportive and comfortable with alternative sexualities, sex toys, and being a sexual aggressor (in the good way!) and with making it into a video that is sexual without her being a sexual object. IMO. :)

    Thanks for sharing!

  9. That Girl
    February 27, 2010 at 12:42 am

    1. (Turn out the Lights and) Love me Tonight : Don Williams
    2. Total Eclipse of the Heart – Bonnie Tyler
    3. Walkin After Midnight – Patsy Cline
    4. I Feel it All – Feist
    5. Waterloo – ABBA
    6. Something in Red – Lorrie Morgan
    7. When the Blue Hour Comes – Joan Osborne
    8. Blue Rondo A La Turk – Dave Brubeck
    9. Joy – PJ Harvey
    10. (I Don’t Have) Anymore Love Songs – Hank Williams Jr.

    For the D.C. versions of snOMG, we bought a bottle of red wine each and a good case of beer. Good luck!

  10. February 27, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    I hate to rub it in, but I live in the southern hemisphere! Although, the excessive altitude here usually assures that most days, the weather’s still chilly.

    1. Pick Up the Change – Wilco
    2. Pony – Tom Waits
    3. I Bleed – Pixies
    4. Meu Mestre Foi Quem me Ensino – Mestre Barrão
    5. Cross My Heart – Everything But the Girl
    6. Kenotic – Hammock
    7. Le Plus Beau Du Quartier – Carla Bruni
    8. Winding Road – The Shins
    9. Say Hello to Angels – Interpol
    10. Alex Chilton – The Replacements

  11. February 28, 2010 at 9:02 am

    Anya Marina has got a sexy, sexy voice.

  12. Robin
    February 28, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    1. War- The Cardigans
    2. Something – The Willowz
    3. Neighbourhood #1- Arcade Fire
    4. Dark Escape – Midivil Punditz
    5. Karma Coma – Massive Attack
    6. Neon Golden – The Notwist
    7. White Rabbit – Blue Man Group feat. Esthero
    8. Electric Bear – The Notwist
    9. Believe – Chemical Brothers feat Kele Okereke
    10 . Absinthe – Beth Orton

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